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EU: Your web doctor will see you now – software as a medical device

Patients nowadays have access to an enormous range of medical knowledge through social media, websites and health apps (in combination with wearables). The latter have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their ability to monitor in real time pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose levels and other parameters. Doctors are also intrigued by the […]

Supreme Court upholds ‘no oral variation’ clause

By Emma Davies The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24 upheld the validity of a clause that limited the parties’ freedom to vary their contract orally. In reversing the Court of Appeal’s decision to find the ‘no oral variation’ or ‘no oral modification (NOM)’ clause binding, […]

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MEDICAL negligence solicitors have emerged as the first lawyer victims of Lord Irvine’s legal aid reforms. All but the 90 firms which have solicitors on specialist medical negligence panels will be prohibited from undertaking legal aided medical negligence cases under Lord Irvine’s reform blueprint. The plan, to be implemented this summer, is likely to lead […]

SIF fudge infuriates City firms

The Law Society Council has voted to keep the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) – just as Cherie Booth QC is preparing to judicially review the fund in the High Court. The society’s ruling council last week voted against a Martin Mears-backed proposal to allow approved commercial insurers to provide indemnity cover by 1 September 2000, […]

Gray's Inn Chambers takes on new senior clerk and new name

MILTON Grundy’s Gray’s Inn Chambers has appointed a senior clerk and adopted a new name. Senior clerk Chris Broom, formerly Anthony Scrivener QC’s first junior clerk at 2-3 Gray’s Inn Square, joined the chambers last month, shortly after its name changed to Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers. Broom was selected from more than 100 applicants to […]

Ex NHS trust chief to head Wilberforce

Shaun Pye reports Wilberforce chambers has appointed the former chief executive of an NHS trust to be its first chambers director. Suzanne Cosgrave, who starts on 1 April, will be responsible for the overall management of chambers including the clerks. Senior clerk Roy Beazley retires from the chancery set, which has 29 tenants, at the […]

Female partner in running for election to top Linklaters post

Linklaters could soon be the first big five City firm to have a female managing partner. Litigation partner Diana Good and tax head Tony Angel have emerged as the front-runners for the post of managing partner, which is to be decided by a vote next week. Terence Kyle stepped down as managing partner of the […]

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